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Patty Murray

Democrat for WA-US Senate

First elected in 1992

Date of birth: Oct. 11, 1960

Top issues: Education, Reproductive Health, Entitlement Programs, Veterans,

Committees: Committee on Appropriations—Subcommittee on Defense; Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Ranking Member), Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Ranking Member); Committee on the Budget

Former profession: Preschool teacher and school board member in Shoreline, WA.

Education: B.A., Washington State University